POLICE will be targeting different schools each day over the coming weeks in a bid to crackdown on parents parking and driving irresponsibly.
Dundee’s road policing unit launched its campaign on the first day of the school term — and warned their efforts will continue throughout April.
The Tele joined members of the unit and Dundee City Council parking attendants outside Forthill Primary School in Broughty Ferry.
The campaign is part of long-term crackdown on road safety at schools in the city.
Police say the aim of the scheme is to stop parents parking vehicles inappropriately and causing road safety issues outside schools.
PC Gordon Dickson, from the road policing unit, said: “This operation is about continuing the good work from the previous school operations to re-enforce to parents about the safety of their children going to and from school. Both roads policing and community officers are working together along with partner agencies to keep everyone safe around the areas schools.”
At around 8.45am on the first day, the footfall into the school was gathering pace, as teachers and parents began entering the front gate.
While the Tele was out with the unit, the majority of parents complied with safety measures with PC Dickson adding: “From speaking with parents and staff, the message seems to be getting through to the vast majority of parents.
“We’re here because there is a minority who still fail to adhere to both road markings and school, council and police advice. The vast majority of parents and staff are more than happy to have a police presence outside schools.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said as part of the operation, one parent received advice about inconsiderate parking at St Joseph’s primary.